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June 10, 2013

Intimidators rally for 6 in sixth

Kannapolis to play for a series win in Game 2

Monday, June 10, 2013 — GREENSBORO -- The Kannapolis Intimidators erupted for six runs in the sixth inning to squash the Greensboro Grasshoppers, 6-1 (F/7), in Game 1 of Sunday's doubleheader at NewBridge Bank Park. 

In the big inning, the Intimidators scored five runs before the first out was recorded. Kannapolis used two bases-loaded walks and two infield-singles -- including one off an umpire -- to bring home four of the six runs.  

Trailing 1-0 after five frames, Brent Tanner led off the sixth with a game-tying home run (4), his second in as many days.  Jason Coats singled and Michael Marjama was hit by a pitch before a Patrick Palmeiro sac-bunt was bobbled by Hoppers third baseman Matt Juengel, loading the bases.  

Eric Grabe drove in the go-ahead run on an infield single to second base, and Kale Kiser drew a walk.  Micah Johnson then hit a ball up the middle that base umpire Jacob Wilburn appeared to jump over before shortstop Yeison Hernandez fielded what seemed to be a tailor-made two-ball.  Wilburn however called the plate dead as the ball nicked his leg, resulting in a base hit for Johnson and another run for Kannapolis, 4-1.

Michael Johnson added an RBI-walk, and Tanner capped the scoring with a ground-out to plate Kiser, 6-1.

Kyle Hansen (2-2) earned the win, limiting Greensboro to a run on four hits over 5.0 innings while striking out four and walking one.  Todd Kibby worked 2.0 scoreless frames to finish the game.

Grasshoppers reliever Blake Logan (1-5) took the loss, working two-thirds of an inning during the Intimidators six-run sixth. He allowed six runs (four earned) while walking two and striking out one.

Greensboro starter Austin Brice continued a dominant stretch against the Intimidators. He pitched five shutout innings, limiting Kannapolis to two hits while striking out a season-high seven in a no decision. In four starts against the Intimidators over the last two years, he has allowed just three runs over 20 innings, winning his three previous starts against Kannapolis.

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